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25th Consecutive Year: TIRR Memorial Hermann Ranks Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

July 15, 2014

HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — TIRR Memorial Hermann was again recognized as one of the nation’s top rehabilitation hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings.

Coming in at number three, the 2014-15 rankings mark the 25th consecutive year that TIRR Memorial Hermann has stood among the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country.

“It is an exciting day for TIRR Memorial Hermann to celebrate such a momentous milestone - 25 years of continuous recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top rehabilitation hospitals,” said Carl E. Josehart, CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann. “This acknowledgment is a testament to our long-term legacy of leading medical rehabilitation and research, and providing excellent care. It also demonstrates the continued innovation and dedication of our affiliated physicians and staff to advance the field of rehabilitation.”

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just three percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

Several other Memorial Hermann hospitals were recognized as among the best in Houston and considered “high-performing” in certain specialties, including:

    --  Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center - Cancer, gastroenterology
        & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics,
        pulmonology, and urology.
    --  Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital - Diabetes and endocrinology,
        gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology,
        neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology.
    --  Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital - Orthopedics.
    --  Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center - Cancer, gastroenterology and GI
        surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics,
        pulmonology, and urology.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015″ guidebook, available in August.

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including the Texas Trauma Institute – a level I trauma center which houses the Life Flight® air ambulance – a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, eight suburban hospitals, and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three Ironman Sports Medicine Institute locations, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.

About TIRR Memorial Hermann

TIRR Memorial Hermann changes lives by improving outcomes, offering hope and maximizing independence for people affected by disabling injury or illness. Recognized among the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country, TIRR Memorial Hermann serves as a model for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care, education and research. TIRR Memorial Hermann is a 134-bed non-profit rehabilitation hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Founded in 1959, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years. TIRR Memorial Hermann provides rehabilitation services for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, amputations and neuromuscular disorders. TIRR Memorial Hermann’s reputation is based on more than 50 years of experience in rehabilitation and research, the high caliber of its physician partners and clinical staff, and its comprehensive programs and services. TIRR Memorial Hermann is also recognized for a long-standing commitment to educating patients, families, healthcare professionals, caregivers and the general public about rehabilitation. Extending knowledge and resources into the community remains a top priority and part of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s pledge to make a difference in the lives of those recovering from disabling injury and illness.

Media Contacts:

Lynne Dowell

Media Relations

713.242.4782

Lynne.Dowell@memorialhermann.org

Alex Loessin

Media Relations

832-549-1531

Alex.Loessin@memorialhermann.org

SOURCE Memorial Hermann Health System


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